Cate Blanchett's Style Is Undeniably Elegant, but These 15 Looks Surpassed Our Expectations

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Cate Blanchett has always been a minimal style queen. Even in the ’90s, when fellow up-and-coming actors were finding their fashion bearings, Cate had already mastered her personal style. The reason she always looks so elegant on the red carpet is because of a winning combination: her go-to color palette that complements her skin, hair, and eyes perfectly, a careful balance of classic gowns and casual suited looks, and consistently poised poses – she definitely knows her angles.

Cate is a fan of classic black-and-white looks, and we can’t blame her; it’s the most timeless color combination to grace the red carpets. When she isn’t in a sophisticated monochromatic outfit, she isn’t afraid to experiment with frothy floral gowns and sweet pastel suits. Embellishment, feathers, and fringed pieces are favorites of Cate’s, and she always incorporates her signature minimalism when trying the latest fashion trends.

The most memorable Blanchett looks? The black velvet Armani Privé gown she wore to the A Star Is Born premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. We also love the black sheer John Galliano slip dress that Cate wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty in 1999. The sweet embellished Armani Privé champagne gown she wore to the 2014 Oscars is a great example of how she combines her classy personal taste with a trend of the moment – that is, the naked dress. And her maternity style, courtesy of Donna Karan at the 2004 Golden Globes, was just divine.

Ahead, 15 of Cate Blanchett‘s most elegant and memorable style moments.

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